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Lepismium warmingianum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES CACTACEAE

Scientific Name: Lepismium warmingianum
Species Authority: (K.Schum.) Barthlott
Synonym/s:
Rhipsalis warmgiana K.Schum.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-06-03
Assessor/s: Taylor, N.P., Zappi, D., Braun, P., Pin, A. & Oakley, L.
Reviewer/s: Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/s: Tognelli, M. & Hilton-Taylor, C.
Justification:
Although there has been considerable habitat loss in the northern parts of its range, Lepismium warmingianum is still sufficiently widespread and common in the southern part of its range to maintain its listing as Least Concern.
History:
2002 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This cactus is common in southeastern and southern Brazil (central-southern Minas Gerais and Domingos Martins in southern Espírito Santo), eastern Paraguay, and northeastern Argentina (Misiones province). It occurs at altitudes between 40 and 700 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay
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Population [top]

Population: This species is fairly common in the southern parts of its range, but is declining in the northern parts due to habitat loss.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This southern humid forest element lives as an epiphyte or lithophyte in the Mata Atlântica.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This cactus is threatened by habitat loss in the northern parts of its range, and it is probable that it has vanished from many of the northern localities where it had been collected in the past. The main threats are human sprawl, expanding agricultural areas, and general deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This cactus occurs in some protected areas, such as Parque Nacional Foz do Iguaçu.
Citation: Taylor, N.P., Zappi, D., Braun, P., Pin, A. & Oakley, L. 2013. Lepismium warmingianum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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